Career Progression: A New Emphasis in Child Care Quality

Alison Lutton, early childhood education professional development systems expert, examines the updated Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and requirements of the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) dedicated to improving child care quality. Specifically, the rule to increase the proportion of the federal grant that states must spend on improving quality in child care programs, called the “quality set-aside,” including new requirements for professional development.

CLICK HERE to read more about the requirements for a professional development framework that supports career progression and learn how Philadelphia stakeholders are transforming professional development work and supporting career progression for our early childhood teachers.